Bold and beautiful, the NEW RENAULT KADJAR SUV Crossover is the embodiment of the brand’s entire DNA and set to make its mark on one of South Africa’s most hotly contested vehicle categories. New Kadjar expands Renault’s presence in this segment and follows the successful launch of the Renault Captur in May last year.
Renault Kadjar is the result of the integration of three vehicle categories: capable SUV, dynamic hatch and versatile sportswagon. Solid and sporty by design and exuding an air of ‘dare to live’ determination, Kadjar’s aggressive grille is complemented by a sleek yet muscular build which underscores the fact that this is a vehicle geared for action and adventure. Athletic, dynamic and sturdy by design, its length, width, wheelbase and ground clearance dimensions exceed those of comparable competitor models making Renault Kadjar a serious contender in SA’s SUV stakes.
The New Renault Kadjar line-up comprises three models all powered by forced induction turbo engines. At the top end of the range is the turbo diesel-powered Dynamique 96kW 1.6 dCi (320Nm) 4×4 followed by the turbo petrol-powered Dynamique 96kW (205Nm) and entry-level Expression variants.
These new generation low-inertia turbo engines boast efficient and advanced technologies derived from Renault’s Formula 1 expertise affording the New Renault Kadjar significantly lower fuel consumption and CO² emissions.
Renault continues to emphasise its new brand identity and its hallmark diamond-shaped centrepiece dominates the new crossover’s front grille. Kadjar’s innovative new lighting signature: distinctive C-shaped LEDs on its daytime running lights double as a bold visual statement and a safety feature. The full LED headlights on the Dynamique variants are 20% more powerful than conventional halogen lamps.
New Renault Kadjar’s generous and well-appointed cabin makes driving on-or off-road a comfortable and luxurious experience. From the elegant double topstitching and body-contoured seats to the soft touch dashboard – with chrome-bordered gauges – the onboard environment is stylish and refined. Leather seats (electric and heated) are available as an option on the Dynamique trim.
A high-tech touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control (Dynamique) and intuitive digital instrument cluster make motoring even more enjoyable and effortless. Safe and user-friendly in the extreme, the New Renault Kadjar does away with convention: its efficient engine, multiple driving assistance features and intelligent modularity make it the ideal vehicle for the great outdoor escape.
To make motoring easier and more fluid, high-tech Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, including Self-Parking with Blind Spot Detection and 360° Park Distance Control with rear camera are available as an option (Dynamique).
The New Renault Kadjar comes to the South African market only a year after its international reveal at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015.
The Renault Kadjar will retail from R 359 900 and comes standard with a 5-year/150 000km mechanical warranty and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty. In addition the entire Kadjar range comes standard with a 5-year/90 000km service plan.